sábado, 30 de junho de 2012

9 days in London, a farewell

Little Venice √

Regents Canal boat trip √

Camden Town Market √

Portobello road and Notting Hill village √

The Coronet (movie theatre) √ - “Moonrise Kingdom” by Wes Anderson, fabulous*****

The Lido, Serpentine, Kensington Gardens √ , Serpentine Gallery √ - Yoko Ono, “To the light” ***

Royal Albert Hall √ - Bernstein’s orchestral score for West Side Story, with the Royal Philarmonic ***

The Barbican Gallery √ - Bauhaus, Art as Life ****

Millenium Bridge , The Globe Theater √, The Taming of the shrew ***

Regent Park √ , in a warm sunny day !!!

Football in a pub √ : Germany vs. Greece at King’s head, Notting Hill

Food at a pub: Shepperd’s pie √, Yorkshire pudding

Colin Davis conducting Berlioz at St. Paul’s cathedral √ , awesome*****

London underground Circle Line delayed by power failure √ aaargh

Terrible traffic jams in central London √√√ aaargh

at Covent Garden for the Royal Ballet √ (The Prince of Pagodas *** )

The Thames bridges and banks and the city lights at twilight √ *****

A surprise essay of Bach music at St. Martin-in-the-fields √ ****

Rain and wind and sun spells and sticky humid weather √

Crowds and crowds and crowds everywhere (almost) √

Crowd also at the huge and ugly Royal Festival Hall for Salonen conducting Mahler’s second **** √

Completely exhausted, having a smooth return, on time and according to plan √

London at 9.30 p.m. 23-06-2012

(I promise to write in portuguese back again when I'll be able to recall it)

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